New York Giants: Top 5 All-Time Coaches

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Oct 12, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The helmet of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) (not pictured) sits on the field as players stretch during warm ups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Giants 27-0. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

4. Jim Lee Howell

Jim Lee Howell coached the Giants to 53 wins in his 7 years as head coach from 1954-1960. In that time frame he led the team to a 1956 NFL Championship victory over the Chicago Bears, which also earned him coach of the year honors.

Howell, was a part one of the more successful times in franchise history. During his reign coaches like Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi were getting their feet wet in the coaching sphere. This era also churned out a few future Ring of honor players like Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and Andy Robustelli.

The success of these NFL greats without a question had a lot to do with Howell’s coaching style. Even though his tenure wasn’t for an extended period of time, his impact was clearly significant. Other coaches in Giants history had won championships and games before him, but I think he supersedes them for the reasons I mentioned prior.

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